Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Re: Indian Wells R2:  Del Potro d. Davydenko 6-3, 6-4
Not a great match. Del Potro just much more consistent off the ground and has a bigger serve; Davydenko was the aggressor for the most part taking the ball early as always, but he has lost his consistency and eventually made an error as Del Potro kept getting the ball back with power and length - also he got no free points at all from serve. Even while a break down to start both sets, JMDP never felt under any pressure given the weakness of Davy's serve.
I don't like to see Del Potro slicing all the time off the BH since it's a sign he's still dealing with left wrist pain, but if there's one silver lining of his left wrist issues is that his slice has improved tremendously, it's actually a pretty good and reliable shot now. He should beat Phau now, as well as Haas/Almagro, let's see how he does in the QF assuming there are no hiccups before.
MTF games titles:
Suicide Tennis (5): Wimbledon 2014, World Tour Finals 2015, Madrid 2015, Kuala Lumpur 2014 and Metz 2015 - 1 Slam, 1 WTF, 1 Masters 1000, 2 ATP 250; 2 finals lost
Fill-in-the-Draw (5): US Open 2014, Rotterdam 2013, Geneva 2015, Sydney 2016 and Buenos Aires 2016 - 1 Slam, 1 ATP 500 and 3 ATP 250
Tennis Tipping (3): Veneza and Todi 2014 (with vn01), Knoxville 2015 (with Redkop) - 3 challengers; 7 finals lost